Power adapters for Guinea-Bissau - What power adapter do I need for Guinea-Bissau?

Power adapters for Guinea-Bissau

Varying different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Guinea-Bissau. This page contains links to useful instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when travelling to Guinea-Bissau by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C plug outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for power outlets. Power adapters differ regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wiki Connections world power adapters guide for a complete list of charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Guinea-Bissau?

The best power adapter for Guinea-Bissau is a Type C plug adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Guinea-Bissau?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Bissau-Guinean power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in Guinea-Bissau by changing the shape of the plug.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in Guinea-Bissau?

No; a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Bissau-Guinean power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Guinea-Bissau.

Do I need a power adapter in Guinea-Bissau?

It depends on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you want to use in Guinea-Bissau.

Where to buy a power adapter for Guinea-Bissau in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Guinea-Bissau in the UK

Guinea-Bissau to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

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  1. Wikipedia - Bissau-Guinean country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, £5-£10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor